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Sugata Japanese Restaurant

1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
+1 510-526-3516
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
6 Dec 2017
“I really like this place”
2 weeks ago
“Wonderful, memorable Japanese meals by the Endo Family”
Opens in 16 min
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a memorable, delicious Japanese meal at Sugata! The Bentos were meticulously executed with beautiful sushi, delicious teriyaki, hot ginger, and salad. Good Saki, too. Sugata provides a traditional environment with lovely service and, a rarity, Japanese cooks.

Thank ghgk
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Food is always fresh. No imitation crab in their rolls. I think the son is the sushi chief and he is wonderful. Kind of small, but we'll worth the trip.

Thank Brandi O
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is one small (yet cozy) restaurant on Solano just off of San Pablo. Don't know how we missed it for all these years. But glad we had a craving for Japanese the other night and all the research pointed to Sugata. Appetizers consisting of...More

Thank FlatbushFlyer
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Sugata has been my favorite since before I moved into the neighborhood in 2009. The Endo family, owners and cooks, have become more than restauranteurs in my life; Mrs Endo is like my aunt. The food is consistently delicious, with home-cooked flavors from my mom's...More

Thank MOR63
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Set in a lovely and traditional Japanese environment, the soup and sushi were delicious. The meticulous preparation for each item was impressive. The server was prompt and alert.

Thank ghgk
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This place used to be the one I go to when craving for sushi and other Japanese food but the quality went down so much I don't want to go there anymore. It is always busy because it is such a small place. Last time...More

1  Thank RioQ
Reviewed 22 November 2014

After the lovely warmed Saki and the delicious Japanese meal, we left the restaurant with a smile. The Japanese food was beautifully prepared, and the delightful Japanese decor was perfect. A quiet atmosphere for a busy restaurant. The Saki helped us wait for the slow...More

1  Thank ghgk
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

And by typical I mean it as a complement. After 35 years Endosan is handing off to Endokun - being the son - but he goes by Chikara- his first name. Used to be 100% traditional but now the son is finally being allowed to...More

1  Thank PeterCalc
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Good place for a first-timer to try Japanese tradional foods. Nothing fancy, just plain good food . They'll even give you a fork if you really can't handle chop sticks!!

1  Thank jrosano
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Chikara, the sushi 'chef' at Sugata, always has something special to recommend; he is especially great with his recommendations, once, he gets to know your tastes for fish. The food at Sugata has a very, very authentic flavor; it very much, reminds me of food,...More

1  Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-3516
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